Prep: 5 mins
Yield: 1 serving

The Better Option From Long Island.

No, there’s no iced tea involved. Just a few high-quality ingredients to help your favorite rye shine: blanc vermouth, Aperol and homemade Meyer Lemon Bitters.


1 ½ oz. Rye
¾ oz. Blanc vermouth
¾ oz. Aperol
8-10 drops Meyer Lemon Bitters


  1. Combine Rye, vermouth, Aperol and Meyer Lemon Bitters in a shaker.
  2. Add ice and stir.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Created By: Ted Kilgore

Make It Your Own’s in-house mixologist, Ted Kilgore, is a 17-year veteran of the bar and spirits world. Passing the B.A.R. with BAR Ready certification in 2007, he is now proprietor and Beverage Director at Planter’s House in St. Louis.